Dozens in Roanoke are joining those all across America rallying against the new president elect, Donald Trump.
People at the “Don’t Mourn, Organize” rally say they are hoping to fight what they call a Trump agenda and give power back to the poor and working classes.
Under the Martin Luther King Statue in Downtown Roanoke, many came to protest, march and take a stand against the values they believe president elect Donald Trump will uphold once he takes office.
Many say they are fighting against the raciest and sexist remarks Trump has made, as well as fighting for the working class to get jobs.
Organizers of the rally say they hope from standing out in the streets their message can be heard.
“We are here to unity all poor and working people. This is the time to get together, to talk to each other, to build our movement, to talk about what we need in our communities, to talk in our neighborhoods and to build a real people’s movement a united agenda,” said Bryan Pheifer, Roanoke Activist.
Organizers say they have other rallies planned for the future.